NTSB Identification: LAX88LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37901.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 26, 1988 in EL TORO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4914H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS & WAS CLEARED FOR AN APCH BEHIND A C-130. HE STATED THAT HE NOTED THE TOUCHDOWN POINT OF THE C-130 & PLANNED HIS APCH TO REMAIN ABOVE THE C-130'S FLT PATH. HOWEVER, JUST BEFORE LANDING, WHEN THE ACFT WAS AT ABOUT 10' AGL, IT ENCTRD WAKE TURBULANCE FROM THE C-130. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT LANDED HARD & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. FIRE ERUPTED, BUT IT WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED BY FIRE/RESCUE PERSONNEL. AN EXAM OF THE SKID MARKS REVEALED THE CESSNA HAD CONTACTED THE RWY WELL SHORT OF WHERE MOST OF THE C-130 TRAFFIC HAD BEEN LANDING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WAKE TURBULENCE..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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